This is one of our shorter guides as the process of replacing the handle on a Keurig is quite straight forward. Compared to getting the outer casing off, it’s like a walk in the park. We have set out below 7 easy to follow steps, which should take about 10 minutes to complete.
Problem to Solve
Rather simply it’s to ensure your Keurig has a working handle, which is rather important in the operation of these brewers. A handle that is cracked or become loose, that cannot be re-secured, can actually cause real problems in the day to day use of the brewer – in particular the processor/logic board not knowing if it should start a brewing process or not as the top assembly may not close properly.
Parts and Equipment
The specific handle you are after will of course depend on the model of a Keurig you have. If you are not sure on your model number, these details are always stamped on the bottom of the brewer, underneath on the metal base plate. You can see in the photo below this is the plate to our B60 (they use a production identifier of K60).
In the photo below is the handle required for the B60 (which we will be using for this demonstration). Plenty of these and other models are available from Amazon.com and eBay.com – our two preferred suppliers of brewers and replacement parts.
You can also get a comprehensive list of spare parts for your Keurig by following this link to our parts replacement page.
As we mentioned its a pretty straight forward repair and all you will need is:
- a Philips style screwdriver.
Steps for Repair
What we like to do for any repair on a Keurig is to ensure if is switched off and unplugged. For this repair these steps are not really required, but we find its a good habit in any case.
In addition, we like to remove the water reservoir and the drip tray. The less things that clutter the work area, the less things that can get bumped or knocked over.
In order for the handle to be removed we first need to remove the top assembly cover the handle is connected to. When working on this area of the brewer we find it best to lay the machine down on its back.
If you look up into the top section, where the entry needle protrudes, you will see two screws. These secure the top cover onto the frame of the brewer, and we need to remove them.
With the two screws removed place the brewer back on its base and with it facing you lift the handle up, while placing the other hand with a lite pressure on the top assembly cover so that it stays in place.
With the brewer facing you and the K-Cup holder area opened up, with the handle in the upright position, you can see the two screws holding the handle in place.
These now need to be removed so that the handle can be lifted out. Taking the Philips head screwdriver remove the two screws and the handle section should come away without a problem.
With all four screws now removed we can lift the top assembly cover and handle off the brewer.
The handle should slide easily off the back of the top cover and the new handle slides back on in the opposite direction. Remember you want the shiny side away from you when sliding the handle back on.
The new handle and original top cover can now be placed back onto the brewer, with the back of the cover sliding into the gap and then being lower down into place. Ensure the cover is sitting in place on top of the assembly correctly. When the screws are applied this will ensure it moves without obstruction when lifting the handle – which is what we have to do next.
Applying a little pressure down on the cover to ensure it stays in place pull the handle gently back and the brewer’s K-Cup holder should open up as normal.
You can now see the screw holes aligned between the handle and the brewer top assembly and the screws we took out earlier now need to go back in (one on the right and one on the left).
With the handle now secure in place we have to reattach the black cover to the top assembly mount, with the two screws that we took out earlier from around the entry needle. Again, we find it easier placing the brewer on its back and working from a more comfortable angle.
And that is it! You should have a perfectly working new handle and a happy Keurig brewer. Thanks for using our guide, we hope it was of help to you.